Yes, I know. Recipes for salad are absurd. Think of this as an endorsement of a set of ingredients that go really well together, rather than a recipe. It's my favorite fall salad and I can't get enough of it. Start with a big bowl of arugula (naturally), add thinly sliced Honey Crisp apples, a handful of chopped cilantro, handful of chopped mint, then top with sliced almonds and a balsamic vinaigrette (3 parts oil, 1 part vinegar, salt and pepper, thyme if you have it). Then toss. What a flavor combination. The mint is best part, so don't skip it.
I crave this salad.
Yesterday, I had a salad with squash and pears; it was a little too sweet for my taste. How about you? What are you favorite fall ingredients that work well in salads?